Home Groups

Because the geographic area of Poitou-Charentes served by our Chaplaincy is so large (it has been said bigger than the area of Wales) Home, or House Groups, are a vital part of the structure of our Church.  They facilitate the building of closer relationships, exchanges of views and knowledge and teaching and fellowship between members who live fairly close to one another. They also aid outreach and evangelism.

Details of our Home Groups are below

Dept  17

Le Gicq 17160 (near Matha) Home Group

Leaders: Pat and Alan Jenkins  

Contact details:- Tel: 05 46 26 30 98  email:- [email protected]

Location Le Gicq 17160 (near Matha)

Our home group meets on a Thursday morning at the home of Jackie Smith in  Le Gicq , usually once a fortnight. We enjoy diverse bible study and discussion worship and praise. We enjoy coffee together and a time of prayer. We are usually a group of six; new people are now expressing an interest so we might expand soon.

The Jonzac Home Group

Leaders: John Sygrove and Trevor Wignall

Contact details:-  Tel: 05 46 70 71 90

Location: Jonzac 17500

The Jonzac group  meet at the home of John and Trevor

 42, Chemin Maison rouge, Jonzac 17500. 

The Courgeon Home Group

Leaders: Judith and Peter Rawlinson  

Contact details:- Tel: 05 46 26 21 86 

Location: Courgeon 17400

The  group meet at the home of Judith and Peter, roughly fortnightly, sometimes weekly i.e. during Advent and Lent.  Members, number from four or five up to fifteen when everyone attends. We usually follow a course of study, York courses are a favourite but we don’t stick strictly to the format.  We always start and finish with prayers and hymns. Socially we have BBQ’s and Christmas meals also Lent lunches and bring and share meals.

Dept  16

The Lesterps Home Group

Leader:  Chris Ellis

Contact details:- Tel: 05 45 71 05 89

Location: Lesterps 16420

We serve the eastern part of the Chaplaincy and elsewhere, and we meet fortnightly on Friday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00 pm.  We are a small and eclectic group of people with diverse faith backgrounds, and we love to study the word of God and have good discussions.  The group itself chooses its study themes which are rich and varied. 

New members are very welcome.  If you would like to come along for a session to meet us, please contact Chris Ellis.

The Travellers Home Group

Leader: Paul Davis

Contact details:- Tel: 05 45 31 05 06   email: [email protected]

Location: Ruffec (16700)/Champagne Mouton (16350)/Mansle (16230) triangle 

The group meets fortnightly in various homes, travelling around an area approximately bounded by the Ruffec, Champagne Mouton and Mansle triangle. We enjoy a time of singing, followed by a time of lively Bible-based discussion, where the aim is to help equip us for practical Christian living. We organise periodic social events, and have a firm emphasis on reaching out, organising a well-established coffee morning each month.

The Monday Home Group

Leaders: Roy Carter, Derek Chittick, Carolyn Carter and Anne Chttick

Contact details:- Roy Carter Tel: 05 45 84 19 03

Location: Nanteuil-en-vallee (16700) 

Our house group meets fortnightly.  We meet at 10.00 for tea, coffee and cake ready to begin the meeting proper at 10.30.  During each meeting, there are opportunities for worship, Bible study, discussion and prayer, as we share fellowship together in the Gospel.  The meetings close at around 12 mid-day.  The meetings are held in Carolyn and Roy’s home in Nanteuil en Vallee and at the home of Derek and Ann. If you think this might be the meeting for you, please contact Roy for more details.

Dept 86 

Civray Home Group

Leader:- Rev’d Steve Abram

Contact details:- Tel: 05 49 87 02 76 / 0044 77 72 21 26 40


Location: 2 rue Andre Malraux, 86400 Civray

We meet weekly on a Thursday afternoon at 14:15 and once a month, usually, in St Martin Lars.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Steve for up to date details and to confirm time and venue.